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Klay Thompson | Guard | #11

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (11) / GS
Contract: view contract details

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Klay Thompson lit up the Cavs on Wednesday for 30 points on 11-of-18 field goals, hitting six 3-pointers with six rebounds, two assists and just one turnover in 41 minutes.
Thompson notched 16 points in the first quarter alone tonight, all while playing terrific defense, and he helped the Warriors set new Finals records for most 3-pointers in a quarter (seven) and a half (12). They were aided by solid play from reserves David West (seven points on 3-of-3 FGs in 11 minutes), Shaun Livingston (six points in 12 minutes), and usual suspect Andre Iguodala (seven points, five boards, five assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes). Jun 8 - 12:23 AM

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Klay Thompson scored 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting during Sunday's Game 2 victory, hitting 4-of-7 threes with seven rebounds and one assist in 37 minutes.

Klay went 3-of-16 from the field in Game 1 and his shot has been off throughout the playoffs (33.8 percent), but he found the range tonight. His defense has been an unheralded part of Golden State's historic postseason run, and he was effective again tonight -- Kyrie Irving scored 19 points on 23 shots, while J.R. Smith went scoreless. The last thing Cleveland wants is for Klay to find his groove offensively.
Jun 4 - 10:55 PM

Draymond Green said he's not worried about Klay Thompson's shooting slump because he's been defending at a high level.

"We have enough guys who can score on this team that if one guy can't get it going, we can go other places," Green said. "Then our ball movement and our flow allows everyone else to get baskets as well. We're not just going to say, 'Oh, man, we really need to get Klay going.'" Cavaliers players shot 1-of-12 with Thompson as the primary defender in Game 1, so that more than made up for his poor shooting performance -- he had just six points on 3-of-16 field goals.
Source: USA Today
Jun 4 - 11:31 AM

Klay Thompson made 3-of-16 from the field for six points with three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Cavs in a Game 1 win on Thursday.

He started on Kyrie Irving during this game and once again Thompson continues to play exceptional defense. Even before the game, coach Mike Brown was singing Klay's praises. Brown has called Klay "a monster" during the Spurs series and he's already off to that kind of defensive impact so far. Brown also really talked up Klay for his defense on Kyrie Irving tonight. Don't let the stat line fool you: Klay had a good game.
Jun 1 - 11:55 PM

Klay Thompson said he thinks about the 2016 NBA Finals every day.

"I always thought about it. We were so close last year … a game away," Thompson said. "I would be lying to you if I didn’t think about it all the time." The Warriors haven't had a 3-1 lead since last year, but all of NBA Twitter will be ready for the jokes if the Warriors have another 3-1 lead next month. As for Thompson, his usage rate in the playoffs has dropped to just 21.0, which is down from 26.2 in the regular season.
May 25 - 4:18 PM

Klay Thompson's struggles continued in Monday's Game 4 win over the Spurs, scoring 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting.

He grabbed six rebounds with one assist and one triple in 34 minutes. Thompson hasn't been himself in the postseason with averages of 14.4 points on 38.3 percent shooting, a far cry from his regular season scoring average of 22.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. With nine days off until the NBA Finals, Thompson's struggles will be a major talking point with a potential matchup with the Cavaliers looming.
May 23 - 12:08 AM

Klay Thompson scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He's still not quite as aggressive as usual, but Thompson continues to make winning plays on both ends. The All-Star hasn't been concerned about his underwhelming scoring postseason and obviously his playing time will be very high when the games are close. Will the games ever be close, though?
May 20 - 11:36 PM

The Warriors are highly confident that Klay Thompson will snap out of his recent shooting slump.

After scoring only six points on 2-of-11 shooting in Game 1, Thompson is now averaging 15.0 points on 38.8 percent shooting, including 36.0 percent from 3-point territory in the playoffs. During the regular season, Klay averaged 22.3 points, while 46.8 percent from the floor and 41.4 percent from downtown. It's likely only a matter of time before Thompson starts heating up. Also, he's been phenomenal on the defensive end. "His stat line, offensively, wasn’t what most people expect, nor was it what he expected," said coach Mike Brown. "When you go back and you watch that tape, defensively he was a monster."
May 16 - 12:43 PM

Klay Thompson made 2-of-11 from the field for six points with four rebounds, three assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Spurs on Sunday.

His offense has been a nightmare for most of the postseason. In his previous games in this postseason, he only had a 47.5 effective field goal percentage on catch-and-shoot attempts, which is way down from his 61.8 during the season. Offense aside, Klay's defense has actually been great in the past month, but he was biting on pump fakes and just wasn't quite there today. We'll see if he can get better in Game 2 on Tuesday.
May 14 - 6:46 PM

Klay Thompson broke out of his slump in Game 4 vs. the Jazz on Monday with 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting, adding two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple.

Thompson was averaging 15.4 points on 38.2 percent shooting in the playoffs prior to Monday and he hit rock bottom in Game 3 when he hit just one shot. However, coach Mike Brown made it a point to get him going tonight and the move payed dividends. "He’s just got to stay with it," Brown said before the game. "We have some things in mind that may help him out [Monday] night, but he’s still a threat on the floor, and he still opens the game for everybody else." Thompson will look to build off this 21-point performance in the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant added 18 points, six boards, five rebounds and two triples for the Warriors.
Source: SF Gate
May 8 - 11:54 PM

Klay Thompson made 1-of-9 from the field for six points with one rebound and one steal in 39 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

He's kind of disappeared on the stat sheet in this series, averaging just 11.7 points per game so far. On the other hand, his defense has been as good as ever and he'll obviously get heavy burn in the rotation. That said, his usage rate is trending down to go with the efficiency dip, so he may be somewhat quiet now that Kevin Durant looked like Kevin Durant.
May 6 - 11:42 PM

Klay Thompson went 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the stripe on his way to 15 points on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, three boards, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

Thompson missed a lot of makeable shots in this one, so he shouldn't have any trouble bouncing back with a more efficient line in Game 2 on Wednesday. Ian Clark made up for Thompson's inefficiency, scoring a post-season career-high 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting off the bench to go with two boards, two triples and one steal, but he's too inconsistent to trust in most settings.
Apr 16 - 6:42 PM

Klay Thompson will rest on Monday vs. the Jazz.

He's played a lot of minutes for the Dubs this season, so he'll get a much deserved night off. With Thompson on the sidelines, Stephen Curry (knee), Kevin Durant and Draymond Green will all see a slight uptick in usage, and Patrick McCaw will likely find his way back into the starting five. Ian Clark should also see some increased minutes sans Thompson.

Klay Thompson posted 41 points with three assists, two rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 121-107 win against the Timberwolves.

Thompson connected for seven 3-pointers on 14 attempts, as the Splash Brothers combined for 10 triples against the defensively challenged Wolves. He has managed at least four triples in each of his past six games, and two of more 3-pointers in 16 consecutive outings. Thompson is finishing up strong for his fantasy owners, particularly those in rotisserie formats.
Apr 5 - 1:40 AM

Klay Thompson hit 10-of-20 shots and five 3-pointers for 25 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's big 113-106 win over the Rockets.

Klay had an eight-point dud on Friday, but has been out of this world otherwise. And the best news is that the Warriors plan on playing everyone on Wednesday against the Spurs. "Guys are good to go, the schedule has been fine and we'll go in there and see what we can do," said coach Steve Kerr.
Mar 28 - 11:50 PM